Meet Dr. Michele Shems



Orthodontics is an incredibly rewarding profession.  Not only do we get to improve and transform smiles, but we also get to develop the most amazing, personal relationships with our patients and their families.

Nothing brings me greater joy than to see our young patients grow up and launch into adulthood, or an adult patient take on a new zest for life, with a beautiful, confident smile! Getting to know each one of my patients and their families is so important to me. From personal awards and accomplishments to special events, art, music and sports, I am eager to hear about it all!

Dr. Shems is known for her very caring approach for each patient and well known to only suggest treatment if absolutely necessary.

Dr. Shems’ Invisalign experience is unrivaled. She has over 20 years experience since the onset of Align Technology.  Dr. Shems was invited to lecture In France and Germany when they expanded the market to Europe due to her early extensive experience. She is also the current president of the Maine Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Shems loves to learn.  Since completion of her residency to the present, she enjoys updating her knowledge of orthodontics.


Experience & Education


  • University of Vermont BA in History
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine DMD
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Residency and Certificate in Orthodontics
  • Board Certified, Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics
  • Masters Certification in Invisalign
  • Guest speaker for Invisalign-Europe and US

Professional Memberships


  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Current and past President of Maine Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • Tufts Association of Orthodontists
  • New England Society of Orthodontists
  • Casco Bay Study Club – Orthodontic Advisor
  • New England Orthodontic Study Club

Beyond the Practice


  • Returned to Maine to raise a family after living in Palm Beach County, FL
  • Love any and all sports in or out doors
  • Dual citizenship with France – love all things French
  • Fluent in French and bichen Deutch
  • Love to travel and cook
  • Three amazing children and three dogs
  • survivor

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